scoffing :

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  • n  showing your contempt by derision
  • v  laugh at with contempt and derision
  • v  treat with contemptuous disregard

  • At the back of their minds, those researchers always remember that the scientific establishment has a long history of scoffing at big, implausible ideas that ultimately turned out .
  • Editor Hadden liked to liven things up by scoffing in print at advertisers' wares.
  • In spite of considerable scoffing at the sci-fi grandiosity of the idea, a report published last week, after a threeyear, $19.
News & Articles

  • Russians shrug at Putin divorce
    MOSCOW — Talk about a tabloid dream. The president of your country goes splitsville right on national television after years of scoffing at rumors that his marriage has turned colder than Siberia. Stop the presses and pull out the big headline type.        
    June 8, 2013 - Boston Globe

  • Jeff Seeney in
    As little as three months ago, she was scoffing at any suggestion there would be anything else other than level four restrictions,Mr Seeney said. "The water commissioner has made a complete fool of Anna Bligh."
  • Theodore Sorensen in New York Times
    Hillary should be careful about scoffing at other people's experience,Mr. Sorensen said. "It's not as if the process of osmosis gives her presidential qualities by physical proximity."
  • Joe Maddon in The Ledger
    I was very convinced about my message at the time,Maddon said Sunday prior to Game 7 of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field. "But I also knew the trepidations and scoffing that it would be...

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